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Thursday, January 21, 2021
Ige: DoE Cuts to be 2.5% not 10%
By News Release @ 7:27 PM :: 253 Views :: Education K-12

...This represents about $123 million dollars that we can now restore to our public-school classrooms....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
HSTA Tells School Board that Donald Trump Ordered Hawaii to Raise Taxes to Fund Vacant DoE Positions
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 622 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Labor, COVID-19

... As a service to our readers we are providing a line-by-line debunk of HSTA's argument in parenthesis below ....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Senate: Ige Appoints Anti-Telescope Activist who Wanted Him Impeached
By News Release @ 2:34 AM :: 674 Views :: Hawaii County , Democratic Party, Education K-12, Politicians

... The post caused a stir among some lawmakers during the Legislature’s opening day ....

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Hawaii Families, Educators Celebrating School Choice Week
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 316 Views :: Education K-12

... Aloha State Parents Find New Ways to Celebrate Learning, Support Opportunity for All ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2021
Privileged Elite: Kauai School Employees Begin Getting Vaccinations Monday
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 767 Views :: Kauai County, Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...other school employees will begin to get access to vaccines on a regular basis toward the end of January and early February....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
After Years in Court, DoE Forced to Release Financial Data
By News Release @ 2:45 PM :: 808 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics

... EIH believes that transparency is the first necessary step to transform Hawaii’s over-centralized public school system into an empowered system that is schools-centered and allows education professionals closest to the children to determine how best to meet children’s needs ....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020
What is a Furlough?
By News Release @ 12:57 PM :: 838 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

... Will furloughs affect my “high three” .... 

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Friday, December 11, 2020
HR8932: Gabbard Bill Would Protect Female Athletes from Transsexual Competition
By News Release @ 4:43 PM :: 727 Views :: Education K-12, Congressional Delegation, Higher Education

... this bill would clarify Title IX protection for female athletes is based on biological sex ....

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
DoE Distance Learning -- 35% of HS Students Fail or Get no Grades
By News Release @ 6:07 PM :: 828 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

…roughly 1 in 10 secondary students received a failing grade in English or math during the first quarter. But about 25% of high school students and 6% of middle school students had no grades recorded at all in English and math….

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020
CLIMB-HI: DoE Partners with Career Portal
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 501 Views :: Education K-12

...More than 200 Hawaii businesses and nonprofit organizations are currently offering over 200 opportunities to participating schools on ClimbHI Bridge....

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Thursday, December 3, 2020
HSTA Solution for Budget Cuts: 'Eliminate Standardized Testing'
By Video @ 12:06 AM :: 768 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Yes, HSTA is a one-note band ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
Acellus: Opposition Movement Could Cost Hawaii Schools $272 Million
By News Release @ 3:18 PM :: 942 Views :: Education K-12

... four schools decided to discontinue Acellus because they heard assertions that it was racist and sexist.  The discontinuation led 421 kids to pull out of Hawaii public schools and join the company's Kansas City distance learning schools for Acellus ....

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Friday, November 20, 2020
COVID News: DoE Finally Achieves Goal of Eliminating All Standardized Testing
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 848 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...The DOE said the federal waiver does not apply to the current 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Politically Incorrect: DoE Dumps Acellus
By News Release @ 2:54 AM :: 789 Views :: Education K-12, First Amendment

... Department to phase out use of Acellus in all schools by the end of the 2020-21 school year ....

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Saturday, November 7, 2020
How HSTA Won ‘Work’ from Home at Kapolei HS
By News Release @ 9:37 PM :: 746 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...teleworking for all staff, effective Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Wednesday, Nov. 11, with school facilities expected to reopen Nov. 12....

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Friday, November 6, 2020
Hawaii AP Exams: Elite Students do Better, Others Fail--DoE Calls This 'Progress'
By News Release @ 10:02 PM :: 969 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...16% decrease in the number of students taking the exam and exams taken during the pandemic....

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Lawsuit: HPD Officer Arrests Kid After Fight with Son
By News Release @ 11:27 PM :: 1790 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Law Enforcement, Police

... J.R. was being bullied by an HPD officer’s son. One day in November 2018, J.R. was forced into a fight with the officer’s son at school. The next day, that same HPD officer showed up to J.R.’s school, and—in full view of teachers and students—arrested J.R. ....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
DoH Revises COVID Guidance for School Reopening
By News Release @ 2:38 AM :: 753 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Last month, the Hawai‘i Department of Health issued a comprehensive, 28-page guidance document for public and charter schools ....

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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Child Safety Account to Escape School Bullying?
By Heartland Foundation @ 11:33 PM :: 688 Views :: Education K-12

...Program Would Be Open To All Hawaii Children Facing A Safety Issue At School....

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Distance Learning: What is your School's Plan?
By News Release @ 1:49 PM :: 1017 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Updated Complex by Complex elementary, middle/intermediate, and high school models for the reopening of the 2020-21 year....

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Saturday, September 26, 2020
Telescope Backs Waiakea HS STEM Program
By News Release @ 12:22 AM :: 921 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12, Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

...With only a few working computers left, it was time to reach out for help.... 

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Friday, September 25, 2020
After Secret Meeting, BoE Agrees to Re-Hear Kahuku Windfarm Petition
By News Release @ 6:01 PM :: 985 Views :: Honolulu County, Education K-12, Energy, Ethics

...The proposed rule would require the Department to hold a community meeting and solicit family and community feedback before providing official comment on proposed developments....

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Sunday, September 20, 2020
'Hush Money' and Retaliation: FBI Investigates Kauai Charter School tied to OHA Trustee
By Andrew Walden @ 6:34 PM :: 4637 Views :: Kauai County, DHHL, Education K-12, Ethics, OHA

... similar to sandwich lease schemes common during the Broken Trust days ....

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Thursday, September 17, 2020
Second Round of Pandemic EBT Cards for 93,500 DoE Students
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 890 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...max EBT of $286 per kid....

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z -- Hawaii Among Worst States
By News Release @ 12:01 AM :: 1030 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Survey in Hawaii Finds: 55% Believe Something Like the Holocaust Could Happen Again; 65% Cannot Identify How Many Jews Were Killed During the Holocaust; 55% Cannot Name a Concentration Camp, Death Camp, or Ghetto....

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Saturday, September 12, 2020
DoE Enrollment Drops 3%--Charter School Enrollment Up 2%
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 883 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics

...Hawaii's public and charter schools combined enrollment for school year 2020-21 totals 174,704 students, compared to 179,331 last year, a difference of 2.6 percent....

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Friday, September 4, 2020
Hawaii DoE Abandons Blue-Collar Households During Corona Crisis
By Selected News Articles @ 3:24 AM :: 1277 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, COVID-19

...Hawaii shows the largest disparity in weekly teacher interactions between more-educated and less-educated households. The gap for the nation is roughly 8%, while the gap for Hawaii is nearly 54%....

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Sunday, August 30, 2020
Week 3 DoE COVID Count
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 943 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... Confirmed positive cases for the week of Aug. 22-28 include nine employees, five students, four service providers and two parents, due to the level of interaction that occurred at a HIDOE facility, for a total of 20 ....

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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Auditor: DoE Refuses Cooperation with COVID Report
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 5:29 AM :: 931 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, COVID-19

...As many of our questions echo those being asked by the public and public officials, it is unreasonable for DOE to refuse our requests about their safety and health guidelines....

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Thursday, August 27, 2020
HIDOE extends Learn from Home distance learning through first quarter
By News Release @ 4:51 PM :: 693 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... first quarter ends Oct 2 ....

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Sunday, August 23, 2020
CDC: 48% of Hawaii HS Students Have Tried E-Cigs
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 996 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii Statistics, Health Care

...and 30.6 percent of middle school students....

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Saturday, August 22, 2020
DoE COVID Count Week 2 -- Total Hits 29
By News Release @ 4:16 AM :: 878 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Cases currently being investigated are not included in the count and will be reported in the following weeks....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
DoE Releases Statewide List of COVID Cases by Complex Area
By News Release @ 2:27 AM :: 1162 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Every Friday, DOE to inform families about COVID cases by complex area, not by campus....

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Friday, August 14, 2020
Kishimoto Pushes Back Against HSTA 'Scare Tactics'
By News Release @ 4:17 AM :: 1275 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Mr. Rosenlee encouraged teachers to show up for paid training days over the past two weeks, and now he is telling teachers not to show up for students. The union demanded this additional training for teachers, at a cost of nine fewer instructional days for students, but is trying to prevent students from having the same opportunity....

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Thursday, August 13, 2020
HSTA Files Lawsuit to Block School reopening--No Request for Injunction
By Video @ 5:53 PM :: 1384 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Injunction to stop students from returning to campus dropped....

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DoE Sister Isles Plan: Almost all Schools go Virtual
By News Release @ 4:09 AM :: 827 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Public schools on Kaua‘i, Hawaiʻi Island, and Maui County – with the exception of Moloka‘i schools and Hāna High & Elementary – will transition to full distance learning for the first four weeks of the 2020-21 school year....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020
HSTA: COVID on Nine Campuses--No Public Announcement
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1089 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...In the last 11 days, there have been at least nine campuses with coronavirus cases in which some staff were quarantined and campuses were closed....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
DoE: No In-person Oahu Schools for First Four Weeks
By News Release @ 9:49 PM :: 1112 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...Starting on Aug. 17, all O'ahu public schools will be implementing full distance learning models....

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Friday, August 7, 2020
HSTA: Pay our members for fake 'distance learning' classes
By News Release @ 6:43 PM :: 1272 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

"...One-hundred percent virtual instruction will allow many of these teachers to remain on the job...."

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Homeschooling? Hawaii State Library offers free 'Scholastic Teachables'
By News Release @ 11:57 PM :: 1376 Views :: Education K-12, Family, COVID-19

...Scholastic Teachables materials are of high-quality and are ready-to-use for all age ranges from Pre-K to grade 8....

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Transitioning to School-at-Home
By Selected News Articles @ 4:23 AM :: 944 Views :: Education K-12, Family

... advice from successful homeschoolers ....

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Thursday, July 30, 2020
5 Years for Embezzling $600K from Hawaiian Charter School
By News Release @ 2:48 AM :: 1182 Views :: Hawaii County , Education K-12

... In sentencing Estabilio, the District Judge imposed a sentence above the range suggested by the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. At the sentencing hearing, the District Judge characterized Estabilio’s conduct as “reprehensible,” and driven by “greed” and a sense of “entitlement” ....

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
School Reopening Push Back to Aug 17
By News Release @ 4:05 AM :: 939 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...A proposed start date of Aug. 17 for students will be brought to the Board of Education on Thursday....

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Friday, July 24, 2020
OHA urges BOE to delay reopening of schools
By News Release @ 12:11 AM :: 943 Views :: Education K-12, OHA, COVID-19

...OHA testimony for the July 23, 2020, Hawai‘i State Board of Education General Business Meeting urging the Board of Education to delay the reopening of schools....

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Thursday, July 23, 2020
HSTA, HGEA, UPW issue joint statement calling for delayed return of students to campus
By News Release @ 5:05 AM :: 1074 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...DoE's designed-to-fail scheme is falling apart....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
HSTA urges state, Board of Education to delay return of students to campus
By News Release @ 2:07 AM :: 1005 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, COVID-19

...“Our schools are woefully underprepared to deliver a distance learning program should a school be shut down by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) due to the spread of COVID-19,” said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Ige Reaffirms Plan for Aug 4 Reopening of Public Schools
By News Release @ 11:08 PM :: 859 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...Teachers return on Wednesday, July 29....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
HIDOE Distance-Learning Survey Insights and Findings
By News Release @ 1:38 AM :: 895 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The surveys focused on distance-learning experiences during the closure of school buildings following spring break....

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Friday, July 10, 2020
DoE Announces COVID Class Schedules for Fall
By News Release @ 4:00 AM :: 1691 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

... what will be your school's class schedule? ....

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Thursday, July 2, 2020
Fake it to Make it: DoE Releases 'Return to Learn' Plan
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1707 Views :: Education K-12, COVID-19

...The Real Plan for Fall Semester—School 2 Days per Week, Teachers Get Paid for 5 days....

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